Carr Allison Welcomes Associates Turpen and Zalanka

Carr Allison is pleased to welcome Andrew Turpen and Robert Rylee Zalanka as the firm’s newest Associates in the Birmingham, AL office.

Andrew Turpen will focus his practice on transportation, insurance and personal injury matters.  With a double major in history and political science, Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa.  He then earned his JD from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.  Andrew is admitted to practice in all state courts in Alabama and before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Rylee Zalanka will focus his litigation practice on insurance and coverage issues, as well as matters involving professional liability.  Admitted to practice in Alabama, Rylee earned his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, twice winning American Jurisprudence Awards.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, with a double major in English and economics from Jacksonville State University, where he was a scholarship athlete on the football team.  Prior to joining Carr Allison, Rylee served as a law clerk for the United States Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders for the Northern District of Mississippi (Aberdeen Division).


Carr Allison Selects Seven New Shareholders and Three New Counsel

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Rob Arnwine, Jennifer Smith Baker, Carrie Hodge Bates, Michael C. Guarino and Jeffrey G. Miller (Birmingham, AL), Pamela Springrose Hallford (Dothan, AL) and Jonathan R. Maples (Mobile, AL) have been named as Shareholders.  Kevin Blodgett and Todd C. Hunter, Jr. (Tallahassee, FL) and […]

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National Labor Relations Board Ruling on Joint Employer Liability

On December 14, 2017, in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd., the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) overturned an Obama-era rule that held employers potentially liable for labor-law violations committed by their franchisees and subcontractors absent direct control over the terms and conditions of employment.  Prior to the decision in Hy-Brand, a […]

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Nixon Prevails for Defense

Faith Nixon of Carr Allison’s Mobile, Alabama office successfully defended her client in a circuit court jury trial in Baldwin County, Alabama.  The Plaintiff claimed that construction work on the client’s property caused his retaining wall to fail during a flood.  He also asserted a claim for continuing trespass of […]

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